Men's Eagles summer venues confirmed

Men's Eagles summer venues confirmed

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby has confirmed the dates and locations for two of the Men’s Eagles summer matches. The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., will host the Pacific Nations Cup match against Tonga on June 14, while the first Rugby World Cup Qualifier against Canada on August 17 will be held at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C.

Just a week after the June 8 test match against Ireland in Houston, Texas, the Home Depot Center will be home to the Eagles' only match on U.S. soil of the Pacific Nations Cup. Tonga has taken the past two meetings against the Eagles – a 44-13 Churchill Cup win in 2011 and, more recently, a 22-13 victory last November in Wales.

Blackbaud Stadium, home field of USL PRO’s Charleston Battery, previously hosted the Rugby World Cup Qualifier between the Eagles and Canada on July 4, 2009, a 12-6 Eagles win. It will not be the first time the Eagles see Canada this summer, as the Pacific Nations Cup meeting between the two in Canada is set for May 25. Read more here.

"We have an interesting mix of test matches this summer with Tonga, Fiji, Japan, Ireland and Canada, all winnable games," Eagle Paul Emerick said. "They will give us the chance to move up in the IRB rankings. I'll be ready for Charleston in August."

Ticketing information for each match will be announced soon. Stay updated by following the USA Rugby Twitter account (@USARugby) and USA Rugby Facebook page.

To see the Men's Eagles full schedule, please click here.

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  • Guest - Austin

    When are tickets going on sale for the Charleston game?

  • Guest - RoughRugger

    Excited to see the match in Charleston!!

  • Guest - J. Ross

    Blackbaud Stadium will be an excellent venue for the match. I've seen the Charleston Battery play there a few times. It can get extremely humid and will be a great test of stamina.

    I also encourage everyone to try and make there way into the 3 Lions Clubhouse.

  • Guest - Rugby Mom

    Will the Charleston SC match be held rain or shine?

  • Guest - NWernet

    In reply to: Guest - Rugby Mom

    I have the same question. Rain and thunder storms are in the forecast - will the match be held rain or shine?